After another short outing by Touki Toussaint on Monday and with a makeshift bullpen game scheduled for Tuesday, the Atlanta Braves are adding another fresh arm to their pitching staff. The Braves announced Tuesday morning that they have recalled right-hander Jasseel De La Cruz. Toussaint was optioned following Monday’s game.
The #Braves today recalled RHP Jasseel De La Cruz to the active roster after optioning RHP Touki Toussaint to the alternate training site following last night’s game.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 15, 2020
This will be De La Cruz’s first stint on the major league roster. De La Cruz is an intriguing prospect with a big arm. He has battled injury through the early part of his minor league career but put together a solid 2019 season where he began the season at Low-A Rome before advancing all the way to Double-A Mississippi. He posted a 3.83 ERA in 87 innings to go along with 73 strikeouts at Mississippi. De La Cruz was ranked ninth on Talking Chop’s preseason Top 30 list.